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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.

College Park, MD
(30 miles outside Baltimore / DC: 95+495)


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sold Out!
Despite weather, the program is on!

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by
The Parents' Place of Maryland.


The program will be held at:

Holiday Inn Washington-College Park (I95)
10000 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(adjacent to DC Beltway 495 + 95)


Program Description


One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.

Agenda

  Registration
9:00-10:30

IDEA

  • IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
  • Section 1400 - Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 - Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00
  • Section 1412 - ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Section 1414 - Evaluations and IEPs
  • Section 1415 - Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA
  • Episodic Conditions, Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
  • Recent Cases + OCR, USDOJ

The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert

  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
  • How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Tactics and Strategies
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Private Evaluations
  • Paper Trails
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Preparation for Meetings
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration

Registration Fee

Parent $150
Professional $175

Conference fee includes coffee, tea, a boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

Click here to register online - Sold Out!

Download and share the conference flyer.


Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The units are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide both graduate credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours. There is an additional $24 fee and is payable on conference day.

Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.

Special Accommodations: If you need special accommodations, contact Val Englert at val |at| ppmd.org by March 2, 2017.

Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this conference. Substitutions are allowed. Contact the sponsor by March 13, 2017.

Questions? Contact the sponsors by telephone at 410-768-9100 or by email val |at| ppmd.org.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Holiday Inn Washington-College Park Hotel.

Parking

Parking is free at the hotel.

Hotel Accommodations

The sponsors have secured a special rate with the Holiday Inn Washington-College Park Hotel. Advanced purchase rate of $126 per night for King Bed/Single occupancy. Best Flexible rate of $139 per night for King Bed/single occupancy
.

Airports

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
(approximately 25 miles to venue)

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